Carousel at night with thousands of twinkling lights

San Francisco Carousel

Bay End of The PIER, Level 1

Handcrafted in Italy, the San Francisco Carousel is intricately hand-painted with famous San Francisco landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Chinatown, Lombard Street, Alcatraz and the popular California sea lions at PIER 39, making it the only carousel in San Francisco (that we are aware of) that has artistic renderings of the city.

The carousel features 1,800 twinkling LED lights and 30+ animals to ride. Throughout the ride, patrons hear traditional organ music and see PIER 39’s bustling promenade.

Carousel Hours
Monday – Sunday:  10am – 8pm

Carousel operation is subject to inclement weather


  • All riders require a ticket.
  • Riders under 43 inches must be accompanied by a paid adult.
  • Children 2 and under are free but must be accompanied by a paid adult.
  • Other children may not accompany the children under 43 inches or children under 2.